Here’s to a year full of good fortune and health! We’re eyeing these restaurants for the best yusheng in Singapore.
It’s that time of the year again to reunite with loved ones and usher in prosperity and abundance as we celebrate the Year of the Tiger. The colourful tradition of lo hei brings together families and friends during Chinese New Year, when everyone gathers around the table to toss yusheng. This platter typically consists of raw fish slices, shredded vegetables and packets of seasoning and condiments. As each element is added to the dish, an auspicious phrase is uttered. When it’s time for the toss, things tend to get messy, ‘cos the higher your chopsticks go, the better your year will be. It’s a lively, spirited custom that gets everyone involved in the action shouting blessings of good fortune. Want to get your hands on the finest yusheng in Singapore? Look no further.
Best yusheng in Singapore for Chinese New Year 2022
Welcome the Year of the Tiger with the auspicious umi Huat Huat Yu Sheng ($98.88) crafted in the shape of the animal. The beautiful design is freshly prepared daily and made of Norwegian salmon slices, hand-shredded veggies and traditional condiments, complete with a drizzle of plum sauce. Feeding the fam? Get the Golden Majestic Sushi Platter ($68.88) laden with salmon tangerine sushi, smoked duck sushi, spicy salmon gunkan and more.
You’ll also want to usher in a year of good fortune with the Five Treasures Platter ($38.80) featuring edamame (for luck), jellyfish (for prosperity), octopus (for longevity), lobster salad (for happiness) and scallop skirts (for wealth). Don’t forget the Salmon Tangerine Mini Platter (from $18.80)! This beauty is a savoury twist on tangerines with fresh Norwegian salmon enveloping a Japanese furikake rice ball. For an all-out CNY feast, add ramen, donburi and sushi to your order for maximum enjoyment.
umisushi, order online, via GrabFood and foodpanda, or at multiple locations including Northpoint City and Nex; available until 15 Feb 2022
2. Regent Singapore
Look to the one Michelin-starred Summer Palace for an exquisite start to your Lunar New Year. Its prosperity toss comes in eight variations that include options like smoked salmon ($98), jellyfish with roselle ($98) and purple cauliflower with lily bulbs ($98). Complete your reunion dinner with takeaway sets in elegant red lacquer tiffin carriers. The five-course peony set ($688 for five pax) stars dishes such as steamed pearl garoupa Hong Kong-style and smoked chicken with jasmine tea leaves. Oh, and if you’d like an Italian slant to your yusheng, Basilico’s version ($138) comes with young asparagus, porcini mushrooms, baby scallops, olive oil, aged balsamic vinegar and tuna loin.
Regent Singapore, order online or at 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715; Summer Palace menu available from 17 Jan to 15 Feb 2022, Basilico yusheng available from 31 Jan to 15 Feb 2022, take-home goodies available from 11 Jan to 31 Jan 2022
3. Yi by Jereme Leung
Kick off your reunion dinner with a luxurious yusheng platter (from $168++) so you can toss to health and good luck with an auspicious selection of superb ingredients. The Fortune yusheng comes with salmon sashimi and crispy silver bait fish, while the Longevity rendition is plated with Arctic shellfish and Japanese sweet shrimps. Feeling indulgent? Get the Prosperity creation with tuna sashimi, Spanish Iberico ham and honey melon. Or go the meat-free route with the vegetarian variation of crispy cordyceps flower and fresh mango.
Yi by Jereme Leung at Raffles Singapore, order online or at Raffles Singapore, 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673; available from 17 Jan to 15 Feb 2022
4. Crystal Jade
Crystal Jade is always a fan fave when Chinese New Year rolls around. The new Opulence three-head abalone yusheng (from $128) plates up a mix of red dragonfruit, dried yuzu peel, Japanese pickled sweet ginger, pickled cucumbers, deep-fried yam strips and chickpeas, and beehoon. The intricately decorated creation is embellished with edible gold leaves and fresh flowers, and topped with abalone slices, jellyfish and ikura. What a beaut!
Crystal Jade, order online or at multiple locations including Takashimaya and Paragon; available from now till 10 Feb 2022
5. Chopsuey Cafe
Head to this lush Dempsey spot for Chinese comfort food with a contemporary touch. The healthy yusheng offering is part of its five-course menu (from $68 per pax). You’ll be tossing to good fortune with ingredients like trout, kale, celeriac, sprouts, red radish, blueberries and wild rice. Continue the meal with dishes such as sticky chicken rice balls, caramelised orange barramundi and steamed kaya pudding.
Chopsuey Cafe, order online from 11 Jan or at #01-23, 10 Dempsey Road, Singapore 247700; available from 18 Jan to 15 Feb 2022
6. Artemis Grill
Take the modern route at this sky-high restaurant for a different spin on your Chinese New Year lo hei celebration. The regular yusheng set ($68) serves three to four and includes cured salmon, ikura caviar, pickled wakame, veggies, tapioca cracker and gold leaf topping. But you can also upgrade yours to the premium set ($138) for a table of four to five with the add-on of hamachi and Boston lobster. Go ahead and pre-order your luxe platter 24 hours before your reservation!
Artemis Grill, Level 40, CapitaGreen Rooftop, 138 Market Street, Singapore 048946; available from 18 Jan to 11 Feb 2022
Living by the motto “health is wealth” this year? Sprmrkt knows just what you want. Try its roselle flower royal abalone yusheng (from $138) for gatherings of six to eight. The unique combination includes preserved fruit and vegetable strips like beetroot, cucumber, melon, ginger and lime. Plus, the dish stars vegan and cruelty-free sea bird nest, roselle sauce, crispy fried fish skin and abalone. If you’re getting the takeaway or delivery option, you’ll love the floral motif-stamped bamboo basket it comes in.
Sprmrkt, order online or at multiple locations including Cluny Court and Dempsey; available from 15 Jan to 15 Feb 2022
8. Soup Restaurant
If you’re a big fan of baby abalone, this yusheng (from $41.90) will hit the spot. Drizzle the house-made citrus sauce, add on fresh salmon and toss the vibrant veggies (including duo-coloured carrots) for a fantastic 2022. The yusheng can also be ordered as part of the take-home reunion set ($388) along with samsui ginger chicken, collagen treasure pot and steamed rice with Chinese sausage and braised mushroom. Psst: don’t forget the adorable fatt choi tower ($88), a lovely three-tiered gift of longevity baos, “fortune bags” with red bean paste and lotus paste baos.
Soup Restaurant, order online or at multiple locations including VivoCity and Paragon; available from 13 Jan to 15 Feb 2022
9. Bali Thai
Give CNY a different spin with Thai and Indonesian flavours this year. The resto takes your typical yusheng (from $33.80) and adds to it sweet green mango, cashew nuts, jellyfish, ginger flowers and lemon leaves. You can also opt for extras (from $10 each) such as prawns, crispy fish skin and scallops. Living the plant-based life? Go for the vegetarian version.
Bali Thai, order online or at multiple locations including Nex and Suntec City
10. Neo Garden
So you want variety? Neo Garden is where it’s at. The caterer plates up more than 15 types of yusheng offerings (from $38.80). There’s a Nonya version with yam, apricot, cranberry and pomelo; and a rainbow fruit creation with longan, strawberry, mandarin orange, pineapple and green apple. Or try the new Golden Tiger platter shaped in the animal of the year with a colourful assortment of veggies.
Neo Garden, order online
Usher in a year of abundance with Lobstar’s “Get Rich” yusheng ($108). If you’re new to the prosperity toss, you’re in luck. Each set comes with an instruction guide, eight pairs of gloves and a tablecloth to keep your dining table clean – because things will get messy. The dish includes carrots, cucumber, radish, golden crackers, fresh abalone and plum sauce.
Lobstar, order online
Here’s to a memorable lo hei with the best yusheng options in Singapore!